SELECTING THE RIGHT QUALIFICATION FOR YOU it’s important that you choose the right tohu or qualification for you and your whānau based on your strengths, interests or career goals. We also understand that some studies will just simply resonate with you and we encourage you to find out as much as you can about a particular qualification. You will have the opportunity to talk to staff in academic areas, to gain a full understanding of what’s required in order to celebrate the completion of your journey with us at graduation te Rā Whakapūmau. What you will gain on completion is much more than a qualification as you learn to see, think, and navigate from a Māori world view. Heke Completion of a diploma provides a pathway to the knowledge and skills of a particular job or career at entry level. It introduces you to a field of study which could lead to a variety of career pathways and prepares you for further study. Poutuarongo Completion of a bachelor degree demonstrates that you should have the skills and knowledge to enter into a particular job or career within a certain body of knowledge. Poutāhū For holders of an existing degree, the completion of a postgraduate diploma allows you to enter a different field of work or progress to another role within your sector which could be at a higher level. It demonstrates you have evidence of advanced knowledge in a particular specialist area. Tāhuhu The completion of a master’s degree demonstrates mastery of a distinct body of knowledge which may allow you to advance in your chosen career or be recognised as an expert in that field. 22 Te Wānanga o Raukawa

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